Unraveling threads caught together rewind the road


This mystery road unwinding up the last dark hill

we may ever see searching each other


Unraveling thread fading in old pale leaves

torn from favorite books under gaunt trees

Blown beside an opening that never heaves

Up a path best seen in winter’s dark screes


Unwinding way tangled under twisted threads

sticking out of places near our centers

Pulling and releasing in alteration of our dreads

tangling our lost way with trailing glinters

Rocky pointers to the next bend crossed by breads

crumbed to feed us to crossed unwound centers


We are unwinding back towards a place

found by crossing fibers from each

To lay a dimly sparkling climb to trace

a just found map to that souly peaceful beach


The unraveling thread leaves enough fiber

from me to you in sand pushing new hills.


Unwinding thread brightening stumped toes

rolling on towards pointed lights

Unwinding thread tightening the center woes

filling our centers forgetting slights


Knotting threads wound back through wounds

filling with time’s sands to rest on a higher hill


Unwinding threads on winding paths winding heartstrings into a climbing song.















34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 04:59:07

    like the unwinding, well expressed thoughts 🙂

    • granbee
      Dec 01, 2011 @ 05:21:43

      Thank you most humbly for your gracious feedback. I intend to work a lot more with this concept of unwinding, being unwound, rewinding…..

  2. Sue Dreamwalker
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 05:42:48

    Arrgh Granbee.. I just unwound.. as I read your words.. We so often wind ourselves up and get in such a tangled mess.. and then are liken to a coiled spring.. A bit like my knitting when I unravel it when I go wrong now and again.. I see all the kinks in it.. But I knit it up and its as good as new… LOL..
    We all of us slip a few stiches now and again in life Granbee…. But weaving, well now.. I used to have a small loom… a baby size one lol.. in and out.. backwards and forwards…. such is the threads of life..
    I loved your “” Knotting threads wound back through wounds “”” We so Do that to ourselves, as we play over and over those memory threads…
    Love and light my friend keep Shining your Light.. xxx

    • granbee
      Dec 01, 2011 @ 05:47:11

      Sue, you just feed my writer’s soul with your comments! Thank you is not sufficient! Watch for me to continue with this unwinding, rewinding, ravelling, remnants stronger than the whole cord, weaving a “climbing” rope, weaving a binding rope, etc. Have you ever rapelled?

      • Sue Dreamwalker
        Dec 01, 2011 @ 05:52:20

        Rapelled as in “Drive Back”… yes I do that all the time… I drive those thoughts away I do not wish to invade.. and I Drive others Crazy.. :-)…. hehe…

  3. Betty
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 09:02:51

    Granbee, I love the metaphor of unwinding threads… again, so many levels to this, so much IN the lines, and so much BETWEEN them (between the threads?)…. so much, so very much! … and I like that you ended it on a climbing note. 🙂

    • granbee
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 02:49:23

      Thank you most humbly, Betty. Yes, I will continue in my next post to “climb up” regardless of rusty barked wire unwinding in my path!

  4. Caddo Veil
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 13:28:15

    This is great–I felt myself meandering on your road.

    • granbee
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 02:50:09

      Caddo, the honor of having you “meander” on my road takes my breath away. Thank you so much for your continue helpful feedback!

  5. cottonbombs
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 14:16:02

    Rose! Your lines weave beautifully through this knitting the poem together in a colorful tapestry of letters. I followed your bread crumbs through the forest and found light at the end of the path.

    • granbee
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 02:51:30

      Bless you, MISTER Peter! I too found light–and courage enough to keep climbing up toward to light and around curves in the forest, in spite of uncurling rusty barbed wire strands in my path in today’s about-to-be post!

  6. Carroll Boswell
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 23:16:17

    This is my favorite of what you’ve done. I am going to read it again.

    • granbee
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 02:52:37

      Carroll, so glad you enjoyed this post. I am continuing today to climb up and venture around more curves and twists in the path in spite of unfurling rusty barbed wire, etc. in today’s about-to-be post.

  7. jennifer
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 03:54:24

    Wow, I felt like I was unwinding and all the hopes that keep me stressed. I think some of my photos match your poetry.

    • granbee
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 03:56:26

      Jen, I am truly honored that you feel your fab photos might match my poetry in this post. Stay-tune: I will continue with this “unwinding/rewinding/entangling connections” theme for my next few posts, maybe more.

  8. Kenneth Mark Hoover
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 04:29:49

    That is very good. You captured the sense of relaxation and self better than I have seen in a long time. A very good job!

    • granbee
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 04:35:02

      K.M., you have blown me away, man! Would appreciate continue feedback from you as I continue to post on unwindings, rewindings, entanglements in fragments unwound, connections through windings, etc.

  9. meganstephenson
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 03:30:59

    This is brilliant … You have a real talent 🙂

    • granbee
      Dec 03, 2011 @ 04:27:13

      Megan, you are so wonderful! I am SO grateful to you today for commenting on my WRITING that coincidentally is posted on my blog today, NOT the attributes of my blog in general. I am focusing JUST ON DEVELOPING my writing now. The blog/site development is still VERY much a work in progress! Once again, thank you, blessed young soul!

  10. lscotthoughts
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 07:37:25

    I was also unwinding (much needed now), while reading your beautiful words wound together to make word art! Again, I simply love the metaphor and message you are conveying. You are my mentor, Rose! 🙂

    • granbee
      Dec 04, 2011 @ 01:32:18

      Lauren, how can I be YOUR mentor when YOU are one of MINE? Thanks so much for such a high compliment! Anway, I seem to have “touched” a lot of folks with this post: don’t suppose it has ANYTHING to do with the tensions in today’s world, do you? (ha!) Thank you, also, for the phrase “word art”: that is certainly one of my aspirations with this blog!

      • lscotthoughts
        Dec 04, 2011 @ 04:21:37

        Oh, you are so kind! That’s difficult for me to accept, me being your mentor, but It’s a very nice complement! Yes, there are just a “few” tensions in the world…oh, to have world peace!
        Remember in the beauty pageants, the contestants would always answer, “World Peace.” I thought that was so cliche when I was younger, as they said it because it was the right thing to say and not really meaning it or understanding the meaning behind those words. Now it makes sense and what the world truly needs! 🙂

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